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Former Al-Nassr player announces upcoming transfer from Manchester City to Saudi Pro League

Former Al-Nassr player announces upcoming transfer from Manchester City to Saudi Pro League

Manchester City could be on the verge of a first-team exit, according to a former Al-Nassr player, a journalist reported this week.

There has been a lot of speculation about the future of first-choice goalkeeper Ederson in the current summer transfer window, with Saudi Arabia showing increasing interest and hoping that the Brazilian could be their next big coup from Europe.

There are some encouraging signs from the 30-year-old goalkeeper that he could be open to a new challenge away from Manchester City, a club where he has won everything there is to win since arriving in 2017.

At the same time, Manchester City have taken steps to secure the future of their goalkeeper for the coming season by once again extending the contract of their impressive number two goalkeeper, Stefan Ortega, until the summer of 2026.

However, this will undoubtedly not reduce concerns among the club’s fans about life at Manchester City without Ederson, with the latest rumours and reports suggesting that a deal with the Brazilian international is close to being finalised.

This comes from the information of journalist Sam C on X, who reveals that every Saudi Arabian club will know their budget for the current summer transfer window either today or tomorrow.

It is also said that according to the latest rumours from a former Al-Nassr player, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is now “close” to moving to the Saudi Pro League in a deal that would earn him a weekly salary of £1 million.

It is not yet known who Manchester City could turn to if they were to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer, either as the new number one or as a replacement for Stefan Ortega.

A report on Wednesday pointed fans to Brazilian U23 international Mycael, who reportedly has admirers at Manchester City, amid the prospect of making the 20-year-old the club’s new number two.

Other reports suggest that transfer officials at the Etihad Stadium are eyeing more ambitious moves for players such as AC Milan’s Mike Maignan or FC Porto’s Diogo Costa, both of whom could be considered if Manchester City chiefs have their eye on a new number one.